Competition Prep & Variation Coaching Experience for Rising Stars


1. Educate ballet students on how to best navigate competitions

2. Provide individualized classical ballet variation coaching for students preparing for upcoming competitions

*This is a community event, so there are no fees involved*


Part A: Education

This will be a Zoom lecture with Mr. Du to discuss critical elements for dancers to maximize their competition experience.

60 Min Lecture

How to Enter/Exit the stage

How to Pick the Right Variation

How to Find the Best Spot for Masterclasses

Proper Etiquette for Competitions

and more…

30 Min Q&A

Questions are open to all participants

including Teachers, Parents, and Students.

Part B: Individual Variation Coaching



per student

This portion of the program is limited to 20 students. Each student will receive 12 minutes of coaching on Zoom.


Students must be able to run through the variation completely without any issues.


Mr. Du will give individualized corrections & coaching to help prepare for the performance of this variation.

Part C: Parent Conference

This is a 1-on-1 conversation with our team to discuss the needs of your child to help design a program that will be most beneficial in the near future.


This will happen immediately after the student’s coaching session with Mr. Du has been completed.


– Age: 10 to 16 years old

– Must know the variation from beginning to end. You must know all the steps.

– Previous competition experience is not required, but you should be preparing for one in the near future.

– Must participate from a studio. You cannot participate from your home due to limited space.


Education Session

October 23, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (New York Time)

This is open to the entire community including parents, teachers, and students who are not participating in the individual coaching sessions.

Individual Coaching Sessions

October 23, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (New York Time)

Each dancer will be assigned the order they will be performing their variation. 

We encourage everyone to watch the entire session as you can learn from the feedback given to other students.

Enter Waitlist

We are now accepting students to enter the waitlist. You may be called to join us in the case students fail to show for the program. The waitlist will also put you at the top of the list for the next round of DUCOMPETE.

Dancer's Information

Do you have competition experience?(Required)
This will help us consider your time zone.

Parent's Information

Parent's Name(Required)